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#1 User is offline   Some Random Bloke 

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:22 AM

Mountain Lion!?
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:45 AM

Beat me to it, Alex.

Where was the Apple Rumour Mill on this one?
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:43 AM

Yeah read about this earlier. This one came out of no where. Love it. Maybe apple are stopping the leaked these days. I love new software!


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:46 AM

Macosx is just slowing morphing into Ios5

Did you watch the video Preview ?
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:32 AM

Haven't had the chance yet. I'll it a go at smoko.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:05 AM

Wow.. That came out of left field... For once there was nothing on the rumour mill about this one. I like it that way. Is a nice surprise.

I'm glad they aren't being so secretive about their software... Maybe this is a new direction for Apple with their software...but they continue to keep their hardware secretive.

Cant wait to watch the preview.

I guess now that you can download the OS from the Mac App store, it's alot cheaper.. So to make up the difference in money they have to release a new OS every year....:)
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

View PostDylstra, on 17 February 2012 - 01:45 AM, said:

Where was the Apple Rumour Mill on this one?


There hasn't been anything in the last few weeks, but I recall that just after Lion came out there were a couple of stories that Apple was already onto the next OS. I'll see if I can track them down...

I wouldn't be getting too excited just yet though - I can't see that it will be out before June!
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

Wow some great new features. Mac mirroring to your apple tv. Messages available for download already. It's great to see everything becoming seamless to all the devices. And it looks like better iCloud support.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

Did you guys notice there's no more 'Mac' in the name? It's just OS X Mountain Lion now ...

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:37 AM

Here's the Mountain Lion wallpaper if any of you want to jump the gun!

(Open the file and click the 'Save' button at bottom right.)

Love it.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

Won't work on older Macs - my iMac just qualifies but the Macbook doesn't. That's Apple though.

Looks good, I think I'll be getting it. Clearly aimed at home/SOHO market. I don't see enterprise being enamoured with this.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

Well it looks like OS X will eventually become iOS.

This is what I envision.... eventually after a few years the iPad will become the Mac as well as the iPad....

The iPad will be the screen that hooks to a keyboard dock...instantly it boots into OSX. Disconnect it from the keyboard....it becomes an iPad.

Or it will eventually become like that concept that has been floating around where the iMacs screen slides down so you can touch the screen, slide it back up and it becomes a Mac.

Apple are clever at marketing...and by slowling morphing OSX and iOS features together...this is where it's heading...eventually.

I just love their innovation and ease of use. I wish I could use a Mac at work!
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

View Postarcanedevice, on 17 February 2012 - 07:49 AM, said:

There hasn't been anything in the last few weeks, but I recall that just after Lion came out there were a couple of stories that Apple was already onto the next OS. I'll see if I can track them down...

I wouldn't be getting too excited just yet though - I can't see that it will be out before June!


I remember that too. Moving on to the next thing is pretty standard--it usually takes longer, is all.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

As I said some time ago we are rapidly approaching the point where there will be a single OS and interface across all Apple devices. But this does however beg the question: What about development? There still needs to be a development environment as this will clearly need a different OS kernel to that on which the devices themselves run the applications.

I am sure that there are ways to do this but I fear that it may add discomfort and expense to developers and that really doesn't make a lot of sense. Apple hardly want to alienate developers so how do they manage this? My suggestion is that it may be that the development environment becomes cloud based. In some ways it makes sense but in many others it harks back to the early days when you had to arrange compile time, run time then wait for the results to be returned. Are we ready for things to turn full circle??
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

View PostDave Bullard, on 17 February 2012 - 10:37 AM, said:

Here's the Mountain Lion wallpaper if any of you want to jump the gun!

(Open the file and click the 'Save' button at bottom right.)

Love it.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

I don't think that iOS and OS X will ever fully merge for the simple fact that Macs will always outstrip the power of mobile devices.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

Very good point, but i think the two will become very close very soon, because if they can get you locked into the iPhone way of doing things, its pretty to convert you to a mac, if you really don't need to learn any new tricks to use it.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:03 PM

i think what their doing where you can use the same apps on your iPhone or iPad as on your Mac is great idea and with iCloud keeps it all in sync, but I agree with Dylstra there will always be 2 different OS, but the general public probably won't notice(which is a good thing for Apple) as it trains people to use all of their devices by using just one (if that makes sense)

a couple things i've noticed though, how come iPhone doesn't get the stand alone FaceTime App like the iPad and iPod touch
and doesn't it seem a bit strange that almost all the iLife apps are on iOS yet iPhoto is Mac only - even though there is a Photo App on iOS i've found it strange that iMovie and Garage Band and even iWork apps are on both iOS and OS X yet iPhoto isn't....
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

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how come iPhone doesn't get the stand alone FaceTime App like the iPad and iPod touch
and doesn't it seem a bit strange that almost all the iLife apps are on iOS yet iPhoto is Mac only


1. Because the iPhone is a - well - phone. FaceTime is designed as an adjunct to phoning someone, not a replacement. Other devices don't have a phone hence the stand alone app. It's like iMessage which seamlessly integrates with sms on the iPhone but is an Apple-to-Apple only tool on the Mac and iPod.

2. Good point. Although there is some cross over. The Photo App is a file sorting app and there is limited editing in the camera and photo apps. But it would make sense to release iPhoto. OTOH there are some great editing apps already so doesn't really matter.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

View PostXenophos, on 17 February 2012 - 05:30 PM, said:

1. Because the iPhone is a - well - phone. FaceTime is designed as an adjunct to phoning someone, not a replacement. Other devices don't have a phone hence the stand alone app. It's like iMessage which seamlessly integrates with sms on the iPhone but is an Apple-to-Apple only tool on the Mac and iPod.

2. Good point. Although there is some cross over. The Photo App is a file sorting app and there is limited editing in the camera and photo apps. But it would make sense to release iPhoto. OTOH there are some great editing apps already so doesn't really matter.


1. yeah i get the FaceTime thing on iPhone but it, FaceTime seems a little hidden on an iPhone, it's not till you dig into your contacts and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the small FaceTime option, i just think a stand alone App makes sense, and considering (as I mentioned before) it's on every other device



2. I'd just like to see the Photos app renamed iPhoto Posted Image


3. and while i'm being a little picky:
why no Photo Booth on iPhone?
why no weather App on iPad?
why no clock App on iPad?


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